Conflict on the Great plains

  • Homestead Act

    Homestead Act
    Gave 160 free acres of land to a settler who paid a filing fee and lived on the land for five years. The land was mainly in the Great Plains and unmarried women and widows could take advantage, other than men.
  • Fetterman Massacre

    Fetterman Massacre
    Army troops were manning a fort at Bozeman Trail, Sioux military leade,r Crazy Horse was a decoy and lead the troops into a deadly trap. Tricked fort commander to send a detachment of 80 soldiers in pursuit. Hundreds of Indians were waiting in ambush and wiped out entire detachment
  • Discovery of 1874

    Custer led an army expedition to check on the rumors and confirmed that there was gold
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Battle of Little Bighorn
    Sitting Bull gathered Sioux' and Cheyenne warriors along the Little Big River. The United States army was ordered to round up warriors and move thm to reservations that was lead by George Custer. Custer attacked the Native Americans, but he underetimated their strength. With about 250 soldiers ,Custer Faced the sioux and Cheyenne force of thousands. Custer and his and his entire command lost their lives
  • Ghost Dance

    Ghost Dance
    Was beleived that it was a ritual to gain their former greatness if they perfomed it Was a way for the Sioux to express their culture that was being destroyed. The U.S. leaders didn't like them dancing because it was building their confidence.
  • Wounded Knee

    Wounded Knee
    The Dawes Act changed the Native Americans way of life for ever forever and weakened their culturaltraditions. The army went there to collect the Sioux's weapons. No one knows how the fighting started, but when a pistole shot rang out, the army responded with fire. More than 200 Sioux and 25 soldiers were killed